SDSU Women's Soccer Ranked No. 16 By Soccer America
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State women's soccer team, which is coming off wins against Minnesota and Iowa State at the Minnesota Gold Classic, has moved up five spots to No. 16 in the Soccer America rankings. SDSU is the lone team from the Mountain West in the poll and is also one of just six squads in the rankings with no losses or ties.
The Aztecs notched their sixth straight shutout win on Friday as it defeated the Gophers, 1-0, behind senior Megan Jurado's game-winning goal in the opening minute of overtime. SDSU then extended its shutout streak to 597:36 on the season before allowing a goal by the Cyclones (42:21) on Sunday. Later on, the Aztecs received another game-winner from Jurado to lift SDSU to a 2-1 victory.
San Diego State's success resulted in an Aztec receiving MW Player of the Week accolades for the fourth consecutive week. It was Jurado who garnered honors on Monday, as the San Jose, Calif., native picked up her first career award.
The Aztecs (7-0) return to action on Friday when they travel to the Santa Clara Tournament. SDSU will play Stanford (Sept. 14) and then face off with Santa Clara (Sept. 16), which are ranked No. 3 and 24, respectively, in the new Soccer America rankings. Both contests will be held at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.